Matt Reeves will be speaking on ‘The BatVerse’ with James Gunn and Peter Safran

Could they be planning to use the Elseworlds approach?

During an exclusive interview with Collider’s Stephen Weintraub To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of CloverfieldAnd Batman Manager Matt Reeves He revealed that he will soon have a meeting with The new co-presidents of DC Studios James Gunn And Peter Safran. However, as Reeves tells us, fans should not fear, as development of his BatVerse will continue to run parallel to the new DC Universe.

Last year, Reeves brought a revolutionary version of Gotham City to theaters Batmana well-crafted detective story that focuses on the emotional growth of Bruce Wayne (Robert Patterson). The movie was a huge success at the box office, especially considering that theaters are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic. So, of course, he asked Warner Bros Reeves begins work on spin-off and sequel series.

after a few months BatmanAfter its release, the Discovery fusion shook the Warner Bros. Dc Universe to its core, as the company decided to revamp its superhero cinematic universe. Amidst cutting content, Reeves signed a multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery which is supposed to keep his BatVerse safe. However, once Gunn and Safran set out to make tough calls in the name of a unified story, we all feared that Reeves’ vision for the Dark Knight wouldn’t fit into DC Studios’ 10-year plan for movies, TV shows, and even video games.

Bruce Wayne as Robert Pattinson in Batman's suit in The Batman
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We were relieved when this week Reeves confirmed that he It still works Batman sequel. The filmmaker also intends to expand his BatVerse movie with penguinStarring series Colin Farrell this It goes into production this year. This doesn’t mean Reeves has absolute control of his BatVerse, though he still needs to sit down with Gunn and Safran to work out his long-term plan. As Reeves tells us:

“that they [Gunn and Safran] it was amazing. […] We’re actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the overall plan, and then they want to hear about the BatVerse plan. We just meet to talk about it all. Listen, I’m excited to hear what they’re going to do. The BatVerse thing, as James said, and as Peter said, is kind of his own thing that they let us do.”

Will DC Studios use the Elseworld approach for the BatVerse?

Gunn and Safran’s first order of business as co-presidents of DC Studios was to unify each production into one cohesive story. That is why they have already made such controversial decisions skimming Wonder Woman 3 And Cashing Henry CavillSuperman. Therefore, it’s exciting to know that Reeves will be able to continue building his own BatVerse separate from the larger DC Universe.

It looks like Gunn and Safran might adopt DC Comics’ “Elseworlds” strategy by letting writers create stories in different timelines, as long as they don’t conflict with the main canonical narrative. As Reeves tells us, the main goal of the upcoming meeting is to explore the BatVerse, Gunn, and Safran 10-year plan, and determine if there are any competing stories. In the words of the director:

“I had this dream the way I wanted it to be done and that’s part of what I’m going to be talking to them about in a few weeks. They’re going to be talking to me about what they’re doing in their 10-year plan or certainly what’s in the near future as well so we can understand that we’re not – it’s motion control.” Air Force – You don’t want to run into each other. We want to support each other. I’m so excited. I’m really excited to hear what they’re doing and work with them. It’s going to be great.”

The awesome new limited edition Cloverfield 4K Ultra HD SteelBook will arrive on January 17, 2023. There is no release window for Batman sequel nor penguin a series. For now, check out our interview with Reeves from before Batman It was released in theatres.

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